Police Officer

Cape Girardeau, MO
Cape Girardeau Police Department

Salary Range: $21.40

JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for providing police services to the public for the purpose of maintaining public order and safety.


  • Patrols assigned areas to identify and deter criminal activity and to identify public safety hazards.
  • Responds to calls for police service and provides assistance to citizens.
  • Issues citations and makes arrests for traffic law violations.
  • Investigates crimes, traffic accidents, missing persons, and other incidents.
  • Interviews victims, witnesses, and suspects.
  • Enforces local, state, and federal laws by issuing warning and summonses and by making arrests.
  • Writes reports of crimes, accidents, arrests, and other incidents.
  • Prepares cases for presentation to prosecutors.
  • Must be able to render credible testimony in a court of law.
  • Directs traffic and provides crowd control.


  • High School diploma or equivalency required.
  • Minimum age 21.
  • Valid Missouri’s driver’s license.
  • Must be certified as police officer by the State of Missouri.
  • Must obtain certifications or qualifications in type III breath-alcohol testing, speed radar operation and handgun and patrol rifle operation.
  • Required to meet physical fitness standards as set by the department.
  • Must have no convictions for felonies or crimes involving domestic violence.